Well, everything is easier when you’re doing it in good company… so let’s each create our visit to nature together. I don't know about you, but I often intend to do things for myself, but it doesn't happen. If we do this together we're all more likely to succeed.
I’ll send you short emails Monday through Friday to help you get prepared, and Saturday we’ll spend the day in retreat. Preparation emails will help you decide where you'll go, what you'll need, and what you'll do while you're out. More information about what is in each email is in the SCHEDULE section below.
We'll meet online before and after you go out to set intentions together and to share our experiences.
MORE THAN JUST STEPPING INTO NATURE AND FEELING BETTER.… you can actively work with nature to support your inner healing work. You can intentionally ask and receive nature's wisdom.
How do we do that? Most of our deepest emotional and mental wounds come from difficult experiences with other people. Often, those interactions compromised our sense of safety with people.
Nature is more predictable and less judgmental than people. Going out into nature and asking for reflection often brings self-awareness without the risk involved with asking other humans what they see in us. We simply need to prepare ourselves for the journey, and then get out there.
Monday: What does it mean to take a retreat? Intention setting
Tuesday: How to choose a location that meets your needs
Wednesday: Setting the space when you arrive at your retreat spot
Thursday: How you will spend your time
Friday: Gathering items you will need to take with you on retreat
SATURDAY RETREAT SCHEDULE
(all times Pacific Time):
9am Gather for Invocation (Zoom)
10am Arrive at nature location (on your own)
2pm Head home
2:30pm Share about experience, reflection, and anchoring (Zoom)
3:30pm Writing and solo reflection time (on your own)
4:00pm How to pull what you learned into your daily life, Q&A (Zoom)
5:00pm Closing Ceremony (Zoom)
I am a recovering perfectionist. That means I've spent much of my life doing everything I can possibly think of in the most grand way to be sure everyone around me felt taken-care-of and happy. I took on all of the tasks and tried to be the best mom, wife, friend, entrepreneur, and healer. I learned that trying to make everything perfect is really just exhaustion in pretty wrapping. I burned out hard.
The Inner Landscape Virtual Retreat came about when I realized that taking care of myself needed to be part of the deal. Do you know the story of The Giving Tree where she just keeps giving and giving until she's literally a stump? I was headed that direction myself... considering everyone else.... taking care of ALL. THE. THINGS. But it didn't work. WE weren't happy because I wasn't happy.